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how do i know if i have mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Your doctor can tell: Your doctor can tell by hearing a mid systolic click and late systolic murmur with his stethoscope and then an echocardiogram can confirm the diagnosis.
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Someone tells you: Very rarely do people know they have this on their own. It can occasionally be associated with racing or skipped heart beats, but that's nonspecific. A doctor may order an ultrasound of your heart to show this clearly. Listening with a stethoscope can provide clues, but few doctors can tell prolapse clearly from other diagnoses based on that alone.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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